Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Transforming health care through partnerships


Have you heard about StoryCorps or listened to one of the touching stories they present each week on National Public Radio? StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization that records, preserves, and shares meaningful stories in order to build connections and create a more compassionate world. In 2016, StoryCorps partnered with IPFCC to record conversations between people describing their experiences in health care. We believe that they bring patient- and family-centered care to life.

We are grateful to those who participated in the recordings for sharing their stories. Over the coming months, we will add additional stories and hope they inspire you and your colleagues.

Maureen Conner and Jim Conway

In June 2016, Maureen Connor, RN, MPH sat down with Jim Conway, MS, to record a StoryCorps discussion about Jim’s experience as a leader and his view about why patient- and family-centered care is essential.

Listen to their story.

Juliette and Julia Rae Schlucter

Listen to Julia Rae Schlucter talk to her mom, Juliette Schlucter about her journey from mother to national leader in patient- and family-centered care.

Listen to their story.